The most important thing to do when moving into a new home, is to protect your family’s safety. Many people change the locks to their new home to ensure there isn’t anyone else with access to their home. A security system is an excellent line of defense when it comes to keeping your family safe. At Zinga’s we can offer whole home, smart home protection that is accessible from your phone, smart watch, or other smart devices. This enables you to check on your home, and your family from anywhere.
Check Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
To piggyback on the topic of safety, a very important thing to do is to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. People are injured in fires every day in America, and many of these deaths are preventable by properly working smoke detectors. If you have small children, you will also want to create a fire escape plan that will help them exit the house safely in the event of a fire. A second detector to check is your carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas and is only detectable by properly working detectors.
A third element to take into consideration when moving into your new home is privacy. While windows are fantastic for natural light, and making spaces feel larger, they also allow people outside to have visual access to your home. Window coverings allow you to decide how much light you would like to allow in, and also how much you would like to see out of your home. With several different options in a variety of colors, materials, and patterns, out sales reps can help make sure you achieve the exact look you desire.
Measure Spaces for Furniture
A big mistake several people make when moving is buying furniture that doesn’t properly fit in the spaces in their home. Measure your rooms, and also measure the furniture you are planning on purchasing. A slightly time consuming, but effective, way to make sure the furniture will fit – is to measure the furniture then create an outline in your space with painters tape so you can visualize exactly where it will go. It is best to do these measurements as far in advance as possible so you can have the furniture ordered and ready for delivery soon after closing.
When you are moving, you will want to change your address with several establishments. You will need to get your utilities transferred to the new home. Make sure to call and transfer your gas, electric, water, trash, and internet/phone service. You will also need to contact the post office and make sure and mail currently in route is forwarded to your home, as well as filling out a change of address form with them. Finally, make sure that your address has been changed with the bank and any credit cards you may use.
Change Toilet Seats
One quick and easy thing you can do to make your home feel like it is 100% yours is changing the toilet seats in your home. While it may sound funny, it’s the quickest way to eliminate any possible lingering bacteria and make your home feel brand new. Besides your furniture, you will spend a lot of time parked on this seat – so you might as well make sure it is clean and new.
An often-overlooked thing you need to take care of before moving into your new home is transferring your home insurance. You want to have this set up the second you move into your new home. While hopefully you never have to use your policy, you can never predict what may happen in the future and you can never be too careful. Most problems occur within the first 30 days after moving in due to improper installation or fault construction so this needs to be a top priority.